Monday, November 2, 2015
All day I have been thinking of things I am thankful for, which tells me that this challenge is doing exactly what I hoped: opening my eyes to the multitude of things for which I should be offering praise to the Lord for every day! I have thought of dozens of things today to write down, and the biggest problem is narrowing it down to just two.
If you know me personally, I have terrible struggles with anxiety, and I am going to be gut-level honest with you: nothing sets that off quite the way that the dentist does! And not in the way you would think-I have no problems with the actual process of having my teeth examined. It has everything to do with actually *making* the appointment. I know, I know, I am quite the headcase. Don't try to make it make sense.
But anyway, Jocelyn had a problem tooth, and I had to make not only the dreaded appointment, I knew that it was time for my kids to switch providers, for a myriad of reasons I won't go in to. But that leads me to my thankful things!
Today I'm grateful for:
1. An easy appointment making process, and a relatively smooth transition (so far) to a new dentist's office for my kids.
2. That the Lord is patient with us in our weaknesses, and no matter how ridiculous or bizarre, He still provides His strength to us even in those things.
Even though I've posted my two things for today, I am not going to stop looking for things to be grateful for-it is a great way to practice "praying without ceasing", isn't it?